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  1. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    It was in a folio case. I grabbed it immediately. It didn’t fully submerge, and I took off the case. Its on. Should I do anything else? Also the screen was already cracked but has a glass screen protector over it.
    03-22-2021 06:22 PM
  2. Annie_M's Avatar
    I always though putting a wet device in rice was a good idea, but I’ve just read several articles that discourages doing so. Apparently, silica gel (desiccant) is a better option. You can find it at places like Michael’s.
    Last edited by Annie_M; 03-22-2021 at 07:34 PM.
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    03-22-2021 06:23 PM
  3. Mars20's Avatar
    Avoid turning the device on until completely dry. Shorting the electrical current can cause a lot of damage.
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    03-23-2021 02:56 AM
  4. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    Avoid turning the device on until completely dry. Shorting the electrical current can cause a lot of damage.
    It was charging so it idk if it’s the battery which I’m thinking might not be worth the expense but sometimes it goes down while charging. When it died I let it be. How long do you think until dry?
    03-23-2021 03:04 AM
  5. Mars20's Avatar
    I would give it three or four days to dry out completely.
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    03-23-2021 03:46 AM
  6. blessed2bamommie's Avatar
    I would give it three or four days to dry out completely.
    Are folks still putting electronics in rice?
    03-23-2021 07:05 AM
  7. Modelflier's Avatar
    Are folks still putting electronics in rice?
    No I don’t think so, like Annie says above it’s now been proved that it’s not good to do it. Far better to use silica gel packs and keep it drying in a warm place.
    03-23-2021 07:57 AM
  8. Annie_M's Avatar
    I would give it three or four days to dry out completely.
    Agreed! I've read this in several different discussions about drying out a device... several days seems to be key!!!
    03-23-2021 12:27 PM
  9. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    No I don’t think so, like Annie says above it’s now been proved that it’s not good to do it. Far better to use silica gel packs and keep it drying in a warm place.
    Wait. There may be better solutions than rice, but that doesn’t mean rice isn’t a good option to consider….in my opinion, of course…
    Last edited by Just_Me_D; 03-24-2021 at 07:57 AM.
    03-23-2021 03:59 PM
  10. Annie_M's Avatar
    Wait. There may be better solutions that rice, but that doesn’t mean rice isn’t a good option to consider….in my opinion, of course…
    I agree! I was really surprised when I read that "rice is bad". I even called my niece who has had several mishaps with her various iPhones, and she confirmed that she has used rice successfully on several occasions. I'm intrigued by this... I guess it's like everything else in this world... what is good one day is horrible the next.
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    03-24-2021 07:48 AM
  11. Wotchered's Avatar
    I don’t believe for one minute that rice has suddenly lost it’s power to absorb water !
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    03-24-2021 08:49 AM

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